Iron Fist was certainly the weakest link in the Defenders-verse on Netflix. There was a stand out though. Tom Pelphrey’s portrayal of the ever so “done with everyone’s shit” Ward Meachum was the highlight of seasons one and two of the show. While Iron Fist season one was met with negative reactions, season two did seem to sharpen up the problems the previous season had. There were three less episodes, better choreography, and a better story. And, more Meachum.
Then everything was cancelled. While Daredevil, The Punisher, and Jessica Jones seemed to have somewhat completed endings, Luke Cage and Iron Fist were left wide open. Clearly, especially atthe beginning of Netflix’s cancellation-fest, no one imagined there wouldn’t be another season. While the fans must surmise what they think would happen next, Pelphrey did decide to grace us with some information on what potentially would have happened in season three.
“There was some talk about what it would look like for Danny and Ward to be going to Asia together. There was talk of almost like a … well, I think I can say this now … but like a kind of like a Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid kind of comradery, bonding.”
Iron Fist season two ended with Danny and Ward on an adventure for answers. Ward was finally sober and Danny seemingly had two iron fists, when it seemed like he had lost the one he had had. Pelphrey created a great adaptation of Ward Meachum, as did a lot of the actors in the Defenders-verse. It’s unknown if the shows will ever come back. Even if they did, would the actors even return to reprise their roles? Pelphrey says “never say never”:
“Yeah, I don’t know. I would never say never to pretty much anything. It would all depend on the circumstances and the timing and the people involved.”
“But to your point, yes, Iron Fist could not have ended with a bigger cliffhanger and that must, I mean, that must be extremely frustrating.”
Pelphrey is currently in Netflix’s third season of Ozark, which is out now.
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